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One of the usually green leaflike structures composing the outermost part of a flower. Sepals often enclose and protect the bud and may remain after the fruit forms.
[New Latin sepalum, perhaps blend of Greek skepē, covering and Latin petalum, petal; see petal.]
sep′a·line (sĕp′ə-lĭn), sep′a·lous (-ləs) adj.
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(Botany) any of the separate parts of the calyx of a flower
[C19: from New Latin sepalum: sep-, from Greek skepē a covering + -alum, from New Latin petalum petal]
ˈsepalled, sepalous adj
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one of the individual leaves or parts of the calyx of a flower.
[< New Latin sepalum (1790)]
se′paled, se′palled, adj.
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One of the separate, usually green parts extending from the base of a flower. Sepals look like small leaves, though in some plants they are colored like petals. As a group, they form the calyx, which surrounds and protects the flower bud. In some flowers, such as the poppies, the sepals fall off after the flower bud opens. See more at flower.
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|Noun||1.||sepal - one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower|
floral leaf - a modified leaf that is part of a flower
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
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sepal[ˈsepəl] N → sépalo m
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n → Kelchblatt nt
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sepal[ˈsɛpəl] n → sepalo
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